Published: August 31, 2002

Premier Purchases Hosbilt Brand

Premier Percussion Ltd. of England has bought the rights to the “Hosbilt” brand name to manufacture a line of bass and tenor drums to the original specs set out by the Kincardine, Ontario-based company.

The new Hosbilt Series was introduced at the World Pipe Band Championships by Shotts & Dykehead and the 78th Fraser Highlanders, the band for which Hosbilt’s founder, Craig “Hoss” Colquhoun, plays bass.

Shotts was awarded Best Bass Section at the event.

Premier will reportedly work directly with Colquhoun on further research and development for the new series and, potentially, new models in the future.

Financial details of the acquisition were not available.

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